France suffers highest ever recorded temperature

FRANCE has registered its highest temperature since records began.

The mercury climbed to a stifling 45.9C in the southern village of Gallargues-le-Montueux on Friday. The previous record was 44.1C in 2003.

Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic have all recorded their highest ever temperatures for June.

The spell of exceptionally hot weather affecting much of Europe has reportedly caused at least two deaths from suspected heatstroke in Spain and helped create the conditions for a massive wildfire which has been raging for several days in Tarragona.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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